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HER Number:MDV61849
Name:Wheal Katherine Tin Mine

Summary

Wheal Katherine tin mine also known as Crane Lake mine forming part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine and operating until 1856

Location

Grid Reference:SX 607 683
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/213
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIN MINE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1856 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Earthworks and buildings shown on 19th century map.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking, 27 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Wheal Katherine. Part of Eylesbarrow Mine. One of only four moorland Dartmoor tin mines of the 19th century known to have had steam engines. Appears to have continued working until 1856, several years after rest of mine ceased.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 23,32 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Wheelpit of Crane Lake House Mill on River Plym.


Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 105-148 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.

Wheal katherine was also known as Crane Lake Mine and consisted of a stamping mill, an engine wheel, various shafts, enclosures, buildings, streamwork, trial pits and leats.


Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 12-13,19 Figure 4 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

Wheal Katherine sett also known as Crane Lake Mine to the north-east of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine has at least six shafts (numbers 26-32) and one adit (A4). It also has a Stamping Mill (number 7) and an Engine Wheel (number 3).


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

'Old Tin Workings' shown on modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1021056, DDV22563
DDV22563
(National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Wheal Katherine, 235 metres west of Plym Ford, forming an outlying part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1063879 (Website). SDV355682.

Crane Lake Mine. Earthwork remains of a tin mine and associated tinworks including tin processing which was documented in 1792. The mine subsequently changed its name to Wheal Katherine and was part of Eylesbarrow Mine. An archaeological field survey in 1994 recorded a range of features which included openworks, reservoirs, leats, pits and shafts covering an area of 20 hectares. Two openworks were surveyed, these measured up to 25 metres in width and 8 metres in depth. Both were well preserved with sharply cut sides and were supplied by water from the reservoirs by a series of leats and channels. Several hundred pits were also recorded. These ranged in diameter from 3 metres to 15 metres and were up to 1.5 metres deep.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1063881 (Website). SDV355682.

Wheal Katherine. Remains of a tin processing works which formed part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine set and was operational until 1856. An archaeological field survey in 1994 located a structures including a stamping mill, dressing floors and buddles.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. 105-148.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 23,32.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343684Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tinworking. Digital. 27.
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. 12-13,19 Figure 4.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1063879.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1021056, DDV22563 DDV22563. [Mapped feature: #96885 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV66519Parent of: Adit at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66526Parent of: Building at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Building)
MDV64745Parent of: Building south-east of Stamping Mill at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Building)
MDV66520Parent of: Dressing Floor at the Stamping Mill at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV21303Parent of: Engine Wheel Pit 3 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66523Parent of: Frank's Shaft 30 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV24835Parent of: Openwork at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66533Parent of: Openwork Gully at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66521Parent of: Reck House at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Building)
MDV66522Parent of: Reck House at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Building)
MDV21304Parent of: Reservoir with Dam at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66517Parent of: Shaft 26 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV64743Parent of: Shaft 27 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV106639Parent of: Shaft 28 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66518Parent of: Shaft 29 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV106645Parent of: Shaft 31 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66534Parent of: Shaft 32 at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV5164Parent of: Stamping Mill at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV5162Part of: Building east of the River Plym at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Building)
MDV25046Part of: Leat at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66524Part of: Leat at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66636Part of: Leat at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66531Part of: Leat between Eylesbarrow and Wheal Katherine Tin Mines (Monument)
MDV66532Part of: Leat between Eylesbarrow and Wheal Katherine Tin Mines (Monument)
MDV24836Part of: Open Cut at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV64740Part of: Streamworks at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66637Part of: Streamworks at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66635Part of: Trial Pits at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66516Related to: Circular Earthwork on west side of Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3330Related to: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV64746Related to: Farmstead at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV64744Related to: House to north of Stamping Mill At Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Building)
MDV24833Related to: Openwork on western side of Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV64747Related to: Track from Eylesbarrow Tin Mine to Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 3:24PM